Parents tell us their children benefit hugely from the adventures, fun and friendships they experience. It can help develop your child’s social skills and independence, and give them access to some amazing and memorable opportunities.
And you can make a huge difference: whatever your skills and availability, there will be some way you can contribute, meaning more young people get to experience the adventure of Scouting. Some examples might be:
- Your job could make an interesting evening or even a longer term activity. We've had army majors, bee keepers, farmers - and the children have loved each one. Do you do something that children could enjoy?
- You could help with administrative tasks: helping the section leader with attendance records, help me keeping the website up to date, organising the fireworks, ...
- Maybe you like to take a more active role in the section and become an assistant, or an assistant section leader or even a section leader. The more leaders we have, then the less work there is for everyone - and more variety for the children.
- You could join the executive committee and help guide the direction of the scout group
We do expect all our parents to help the leader by providing adult support one evening a term. Without this support it might be impossible for us to run activities safely.
We ask all our parents who help regularly undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check ("DBS").